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Ridiculous quote of the day: Frank McCourt edition

Jun 27, 2011, 9:29 AM EDT

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt just released a lengthy statement with respect to the Dodgers’ bankruptcy filing.  Here’s my favorite part. It comes right after McCourt says that he tried to do the Fox deal but that Bud Selig got in his way:

I simply cannot allow the Commissioner to knowingly and intentionally be in a position to expose the Dodgers to financial risk any longer.

This from the guy whose financial irresponsibility is the sole reason why the Dodgers were in a position where he had no choice but to take a pennies on the dollar deal from Fox for TV rights lest the team go belly-up financially. A guy who bought multiple million dollar homes, paid thousands upon thousands of dollars a year for haircuts, gave his kids do-nothing jobs at six figures each and paid a psychic/energy-channeler/faith healer/swami/fraud in an effort to fix Jayson Werth‘s bum wrist and send good vibes across the country to Los Angeles.

In light of this, if that’s not the least self-aware quote in the history of quotes, I don’t know what is.

  1. Jonny 5 - Jun 27, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Wait a minute, He paid a psychic/energy-channeler/faith healer/swami/fraud in an effort to fix Jayson Werth‘s bum wrist, and then traded him? Wasn’t he even curious to see if the sh1t worked or not?

    • Kevin S. - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:03 AM

      No, Werth threatened to sue his ass because he wasn’t going to pay for a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic and McCourt relented.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:25 AM

        Dionne Warwick wasn’t available for a second opinion?

  2. steve keane - Jun 27, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    They are dancing in the streets of Brooklyn right now seriously I looked out the window the Sym-Phony just paraded down Eastern Parkway

  3. mf44srq - Jun 27, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    The day is young… I’m sure he can do better than that lame comment…

  4. bobthis - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Memo to Frank. YOU’RE OUT! DEAL WITH IT!

  5. oldpaddy - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    “swami” haha haven’t heard that one in a while. Thanks for reintroducing that word back into my vocabulary. I’ll definitely be using that word for the next month or two. :thumbs up:

  6. Richard In Big D - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Sorry, Craig, but I have to put this one at number three on the list of all time ridiculous quotes. It comes right after “I am not a crook”, and “I did not have sexual relationd with that woman”. But right after those…

    • spaceman9 - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:17 AM

      So…… we should be looking for Franks name on a ballot soon?

  7. kiwicricket - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Hey! New Frank pics! This is getting even better!

  8. 1historian - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    you CAN’T make this up

    It simply can NOT be done

    This is priceless

  9. gogigantos - Jun 27, 2011 at 4:46 PM
    The most interesting part of the filings, to me, is that all five Dodger entities which are now in bankruptcy list between $500 million and $1 billion in assets. Just one, however, shows any significant debt. That one: the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

  10. schmedley69 - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Someone must have hired the same swami to but a whammy on Werth as soon as he signed with the Nationals.

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